Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

WHO confirms 119th avian influenza case in Indonesia

Indonesia 21 January, 2008 The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. An 8-year-old male from Tangerang District, Banten Province developed symptoms on 7 January 2008, was hospitalized on 16 January and died in an AI referral hospital on 18 January. Investigations into the source of his infection are ongoing, however initial reports indicate the case lived in close proximity to a chicken slaughter house.